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France: 2019 Guide to PAS (Employee Withholding Income Tax)

Effective in France January 1 2019, new obligations require companies in to pay income tax (withholding tax – Prélèvement à la Source, PAS) owed by their employees to tax authorities. Main Principals of the Reform The tax administration will provide employers with the previously calculated rate for withholding tax, also known as the PAS rate. […]

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New Papaya Funding: Continuing our Global Growth

We are happy to announce that we have finalized a $3M USD funding round led by New Era Ventures Capital, Papaya’s current investors (among them, Sir Ronald Cohen) and other Angel investors. This brings Papaya’s current total investments to the sum of $5.5M USD. Founded in 2016 by Eynat Guez, Ruben Drong and Ofer Herman, […]

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The Real Painroll of Payroll

We’re not going to sugar coat it – Payroll is a pain. Whether your company is currently experiencing growth, or you already manage a global workforce, dealing with a bi-weekly or monthly payroll cycle is never easy. From calculating local taxes, taking into account country-specific benefits, managing PEO suppliers and more – managing a payroll […]

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How the Data Giants Became GDPR Compliant

In just a few days the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. Many wonder how the data giants of the world will maneuver  the inevitable scrutiny to be faced once the regulations are implemented by virtue of the vast quantity of information collected and stored. Once the GDPR goes into effect, these data giants […]

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“Start-ups are breaking laws abroad and are in danger”

Relates Eynat Guez, the founder of “Papaya Global” that operates a platform for adapting the management of employees to the laws of foreign countries. This is Guez’s third company. She tells “Calcalist” about the difficulties of managing employees abroad and about the mistakes that fast growing start ups  make in this field. Meir Aurbach, Calcalist […]

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The Challenges and Opportunities of Managing a Global Contingent Workforce

As your company anticipates entering new markets, your organization will require a workforce that can quickly adapt to changing market conditions. The only way to ensure your company optimizes the talent pool is by engaging and embracing a global contingent workforce. The term ‘global contingent workforce’ refers to the increasing number of workers who are […]

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The Global Employer of Record and the Termination Process

Managing a global workforce can be very rewarding. Being able to provide employment and income to families across the globe is great, but even better when they are happy, productive and contributing to company success. However, when you hire global employees, you unfortunately have to be prepared to properly handle the firing of employees as […]

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How Can Your Company Streamline Your International Payroll Processing?

Business expansion into foreign fields can present a wealth of opportunities. However, as soon as you start employing abroad, international payroll processing becomes an important challenge that too many businesses struggle to overcome. Domestically, getting payroll right should be a given, but as soon as you have a need for global payroll, be it one […]

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Why Your Organization Needs a Global HRIS

Taking your business global is exciting, but not an easy task. There are so many challenges to overcome in ‘going global’, that it’s all too easy for an organization to get distracted from reaching its overarching goals. Navigating year-end tax reports in a timely, accurate, and compliant manner is a headache for businesses of every […]

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4 of the Most Common Concerns in International Payroll Management and How to Avoid Them

Business leaders competing within a globalized economy are unsung heroes. In addition to keeping your company productive and focused on the overarching goals, you have to deal with the everyday complex struggles associated with domestic and global HR requirements. Executing error-free and compliant payroll should be a given domestically, but overseas, your business faces a […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

The Chinese New Year begins February 16th, with joyous festivities continuing for one week, however the festival technically extends until early March. Tomorrow, celebrations will begin around the world with concerts, parades, parties and so much more to mark the year of the Dog.   The traditional Chinese culture is filled with symbolism, and the […]

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We’re Compliant So You Can Be Too!

We’re excited to announce that when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect May 25th, our Papaya Platform will be fully compliant so you can be too!   The GDPR will impact companies of all sizes who process, manage or store information of EU citizens, regardless of where they are in the world. […]

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Why Global Payroll Compliance Matters to Your Business?

The opening of a new international office is a major milestone for any company.  As with every benchmark reached, there are many obstacles to overcome. International expansion, although presenting a whole host of new opportunities, also brings a new set of challenges for organizations of every size. Expanding internationally means tackling a minefield of cultural […]

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What Brexit Means for Your Business and Your Global Contingent Workforce

When Brexit was decided by the British public on the 23rd of June 2016, uncertainty immediately surrounded the 4.5 million Brits living in Europe, as well as the 3.6 million EU nationals living in the UK. Over the coming years, Brexit is going to post a series of challenges to businesses regarding talent mobility. Although […]

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Major Payroll Challenges for Businesses with International Payroll Solutions

SMEs and multinational corporations face increasing challenges in a globalized economy. Payroll can add to the complexity of business operations by unnecessarily running up costs, creating bureaucratic red tape, and slowing down payment processing across borders. Moreover, many companies have not switched over from localized, or regional payroll systems, to international payroll processing solutions. This […]

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What to Say When Your Employee Asks to be Paid in Bitcoin

Hint: the answer depends on whether or not you use Papaya Global to manage your global workforce   It’s hard to go a day without hearing about cryptocurrencies and the rising value of Bitcoin in the news, and for good reason. Since 2008, there has been a movement to decentralize and digitize the banking world. […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Global HRIS But Were Afraid to Ask

An HRIS, or Human Resources Information System, is a software solution designed specifically to help Human Resource Departments manage their data. It allows HR activities and processes to occur electronically and automatically, primarily for entry of data, data tracking and the data information necessities of an organization’s human resources (HR) management. It is useful for […]

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Payroll Services: Helping Your Business Work Smarter, Not Harder

So, you’re a small or medium sized business and the world is seemingly your oyster. With only limited resources you are finding yourself stretched across all areas especially in payroll and tax returns. In its 2017 Small Business Taxation Survey, the National Small Business Association (NSBA) revealed that nearly 30% of small businesses in the […]

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Automated Payroll: Providing Compliance, Efficiency and Accuracy

Many companies today are facing the task of expanding into new markets. Global expansion means a global contingent workforce to manage and to pay. In the Sierra-Cedar White Paper of 2016/2017, companies reported that they use somewhere between 1 – 100 different payroll systems within a single multinational company to pay their workforce and manage […]

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Understanding the Benefits of a Global Payroll Solution

Picture this scenario: Your product development team has a plan for a great new project, and you’ve found the perfect team to build it. However, that team is based in a country that is 3000 miles away. You want to work with the best people available for the job, but it doesn’t make any sense […]

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Reducing Risk: Going Beyond Compliance to Business Success

Risk in the human capital management space can take on a variety of shapes. In most cases, it’s referred to in the context of compliance and regulation, but there are also other relevant risks that employers need to understand in order to create positive, engaging workplaces. That’s not to say that risk in the workforce […]

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Key Laws and Employment Requirements in the Middle East

In our continuing series to highlight Asia UAE.   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is in the middle of a revolutionary plan to drive economic growth in the country. Vision 2030, which hopes to create 450,000 jobs in the region, is a big leap but may create new opportunities for employers. Because a third of Saudi […]

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Labor Laws Across Central, South, and North America

One of the fastest ways to fail when expanding globally is by failing to understand, anticipate, and comply with CountryPedia.   Based on the CountryPedia page for Argentina.   Mexico Mexico houses more than 119 million residents and is part of North America. Bordering the United States, Mexico is one of three countries that participates […]

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Help Us Win the Title of The Next Great HR Tech Company. Come Vote for Us!

We’re excited to announce our spot as finalists at Discovering the Next Great HR Tech Company competition on October 10th, as part of HR Tech conference in Las Vegas.   The process of hiring employees worldwide is constantly being simplified, however It’s difficult for an organization to understand and follow each local compliance and legislation […]

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Changing Your Company with Global Payroll Management

When you hear the term “global payroll management,” it can be quite deceiving. Payroll management sounds like only one element of your operation: making sure your employees receive their paychecks on time. While this certainly is part of it, international payroll management is significantly more complex than just a signature on a paycheck. For companies […]

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Asian Labor Laws – Key Insights for China, Singapore and Philippines

New! The most advanced BI insights tool for your global workforce In our strive to continuously revolutionize global payroll we are proud to announce the launch of our fully interactive BI dashboard. The dashboard dynamically analyzes all the information of employees based on project and location, which allows unparalleled comparison capabilities to better understand and […]

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Google’s Research Highlights 3 Key Insights for Business Leaders

Even in today’s hyper-connected work environment, nearly half of companies do not allow workers to access all of their necessary applications and information via mobile devices. This is a problem, because mobile connectivity is just one of many new expectations of the modern worker. Work has been changing rapidly in recent years, and the future […]

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Hiring in the United States: Co-Employment vs. Setting up an Entity

In the 2015 Doing Business Report from World Bank Group, the United States ranked in the top ten countries worldwide for ease of doing business. Additionally, Towers Watson research states that nearly 50 percent of employers globally are increasing their hiring activity. This presents plenty of opportunity for expansion, and the U.S. offers an attractive […]

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How to Build a Global Pension Policy

According to The World Bank, by 2050 the global population of individuals over age 65 will double from 10% to 20%. In other words, one in five individuals will be of age to retire. The reality is, many workers are not prepared for retirement for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons is arguably […]

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How to Scale Culture in a Fast-Growing Company

A strong, positive organizational culture is a powerful tool for growing and running a business. In fact, some would say that culture is the competitive advantage of their business, allowing them to be more resilient to challenges and agile enough to face uncertainty because of the strong cultural foundation that supports employee actions daily. But […]

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Work Visa Alternatives: Getting the Talent Your Business Needs

The Trump administration has increased scrutiny yet again on visa applications into the United States, this time pushing embassies across the globe to tighten up vetting processes for potential visitors. This comes after other restrictions have already been handed down from the U.S. government, each making it harder for employers to bring talent to North […]

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Global HR Practices Research Summary

Building a business case for global expansion   In a recent Lighthouse Research study backed by Papaya Global, we explored some of the key aspects of global human resources practices, such as compliance, payroll, and scalability. The April 2017 pulse survey reached more than 125 employers that are either currently using or planning to hire […]

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What is a PEO and Why Global HR Leaders Should Care

Professional employer organizations, or PEOs, are one of the best kept secrets for small and mid-sized businesses looking to scale quickly. Many talent leaders are familiar with common support channels for HR such as staffing, consulting, and benefits brokers. But PEOs provide a different kind of service that enables businesses to more effectively manage risk […]

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International Human Resource Management: Complying with Global Employment Laws

Did you know, in some countries it is illegal to email employees after normal work hours? This is just one example of the interesting labor laws that can catch an unsuspecting employer at an inopportune time. For this purpose, it pays to have international human resource management to understand the requirements of the country you […]

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Papaya Global Shortlisted for the Global Payroll Awards

Papaya is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted in four categories for the Global Payroll Awards – Professional Employment Organization of the Year, Payroll Manager of the Year, Expatriate Payroll Manager of the Year, and Global Payroll Team of the Year – you can read all about it Here.   What does it mean […]

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Are you ready for April end of tax year?

Managing global payroll requires adapting to different annual schedules filing duties and deadlines. If you have employees in the UK, Hong Kong Singapore or India, this guide is for you. End of tax year is around the corner, and now is the perfect time to check if your current local payroll solution is the right one for you.   United Kingdom […]

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The New Power of the Global Contingent Workforce

It used to be that whenever the economy got a little shaky, CEO’s and HR departments across all industries frantically turned to dilute their company’s internal workforce; good economy traditionally meant it’s time to grow and expand internal workforce, while bad economy was usually a sign for recruiting outsourced talent and save costs. But recent global developments and increasing […]

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A New Way of Thinking About Global Workforce

A ‘global village’ they call it. One Google click and you can find just about anything-whatever information you desire, it’s right at your fingertips. That is, except for when you’re looking to hire oversees and manage your HR in global operations. See, cross-continent trade and global economy, along with digital revolutions in the communication technology, have all made […]

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